Circus IS... fitness and creativity combined

Upcoming Workshops!

Adult Intro to Aerial Mini Session, Ages 18+

  • Thursdays Jan 24th, Jan 31st, Feb 7th (7-8:15pm)

  • $60


Designed for the complete and total beginner, this class is all the basics of aerial arts.  Students will find entrances and beautiful poses on the trapeze, aerial silks, hammock, lyra, while working on core strength and flexibility.  No experience required.


Introduction to Rigging for the Aerialist with William Ian Auld

  • Lois Nelson Theater, Collingwood Art Center

  • Friday, February 1st

  • Master Class 6pm – 9pm with practical work 9pm – 10pm

  • $55


Is this safe? What is the best choice of equipment for someone starting out in aerial? And what do all those markings on my stuff mean? How do I talk to the people working to keep me safely in the air? …Anyone starting out has questions. This class will start to provide you with answers. This class is for aerialists who want to expand their skill set and learn more about safe performer rigging from the other end of the line. Presented by performer rigger, and ETCP Recognized Trainer and Rigger, William Ian Auld. This course will focus on;

  • An overview of industry practices and national standards.

  • Introduction to the forces you generate in performance

  • Choosing the appropriate gear

  • How safely use the gear you have

  • Good sources for rigging information

  • Using the new 4:1 pulley system available at Bird’s Eye View Circus

  • Introduction to manual flying systems – how to work with – and be! - that someone holding the other end of your line.

Time will be also dedicated to the real world application of these principles, so while you are not required to participate in that, participants are encouraged to bring appropriate clothing to allow for aerial movement during this evening’s class.


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SOLD OUT -Youth/Teen Tightwire and Balance Workshop, Ages 8-17

Calling our youth and teens for this special balance workshop! We will try walking globe, tightwire, and balancing large objects! All levels welcome in this high energy mixer workshop!

  • January 25th 5:30-7pm

  • $15

  • Scholarships available, please email a statement of need to


EQUINOX Circus Show

  • Saturday March 2nd, Doors 6:30pm, Show at 7pm

  • PRESALE Tickets Here

  • Youth and Teen Rehearsal Sign ups and Dates HERE

  • Adult Submission Form HERE

    Celebrate the coming of spring with this student and teacher showcase from the Birds Eye View Circus adult and youth programs.  Performers create acts that explore their connections to the natural world using aerial arts such as silks and trapeze, with partner acrobatics, juggling, tightwire, and dance.  An evening of movement that will inspire!


Regular Weekly Circus Classes for Youth and Adults

New to circus?  All regular classes can be booked by clicking SIGN UP and choosing the class you want to attend.  You can sign up via our site or by using the Mind Body app on your phone and searching for "Birds Eye View Circus."

We are Toledo's Premier circus training and performance space offering classes in aerial and ground acrobatics for youth and adults.  Our classes offer a unique fitness program that improves strength, flexibility and confidence for anyone.  You do not need to be an athlete to make this your home, just a desire to try something new and work for it.

We produce circus shows inside our home building, The Collingwood Art Center which houses a beautiful domed theater that seats 560 people.  You can also see our instructors and students performing at many local events, theaters and festivals around Toledo.

Gift Certificates

Give the best gift, a circus experience! We recommend a series class for your friend, loved one, or child in our adult or youth program. We offer series classes in Aerial, Partner Acro, Yoga, and Dance.